Is Invisalign Treatment Safe?

Invisalign braces are a clear aligner and the preferential method of creating the perfect smile by thousands of adults and teens in the UK. Invisalign treatment is an orthodontic process that can be leveraged to correct many issues, including straightening your crooked teeth or correcting your bite.

The reason that many patients choose Invisalign is the fact that they are clear and transparent. If you do not want to wear traditional and unsightly metal braces, then Invisalign is definitely going to be of interest to you. Further benefits include a usually shorter treatment time compared to metal braces, no interference with eating or drinking, and the convenience of removing them yourself when needed.

Invisalign is discrete, comfortable, and convenient, but you may be wondering if Invisalign treatment is safe for everyone?

A Painless BPA Free Alternative

BPA (Bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical used to create more robust plastics. BPA is used in many products ranging from hygiene products to food containers, DVDs, CDs, canned foods, household electronics, plastic containers, and medical equipment.

Many studies during the 1980s alleged that BPA seepage might be linked to diabetes, infertility, and obesity. Thankfully, BPA toxicity is not an issue for Invisalign.

Invisalign clear braces do not contain BPA or phthalate plasticisers. Instead, they are made using a medical-grade polyurethane resin, which makes Invisalign increasingly safe and non-harming.

With Invisalign, you can enjoy a painless BPS-free treatment with no concerns over harming your health.

Even Safe To Use While Pregnant

If you are planning your pregnancy, you probably have already begun to reconsider whether many things you do or consume will be safe during your pregnancy. You can safely start your Invisalign journey as long as you have your scans and x-rays before you conceive.

If you are already wearing aligners, then you can continue to do so. The treatment does not involve taking medications or receiving anaesthesia, which could harm your baby.

Many pregnant women choose Invisalign dentist treatments ahead of their pregnancy due to the changes that occur in the mouth over the nine-month term. These changes, caused by pregnancy hormones, include teeth becoming looser and gums becoming swollen, which can cause teeth to shift. An aligner will prevent movement and preserve an already perfect smile.

You can wear the clear braces for 20-22 hours per day. You should inform the dentist that you are pregnant or trying for a baby and keep a regular schedule of hygiene appointments.

The perfect time to begin treatment is four weeks before you conceive, which gives your mouth time to adjust to the aligners. After the second trimester is another good starting point when your morning sickness symptoms begin to ease off.

If you have further questions about Invisalign treatment or would like to book an appointment to see an orthodontist, then please get in touch with the Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice team.